Neuropsychological and Psychological Testing
Beginning January 1st, 2024, Dr. Lessard will be providing testing services through NH Neuropsychology, LLC located in Nashua, NH. Please visit their website for more information and to schedule an appointment.
What is a neuropsychological evaluation?
A neuropsychological evaluation provides detailed information about how a person is functioning in areas such as:
Problem Solving Skills
Visual Spatial Skills
Fine Motor Skills
Testing can provide valuable information about an individual’s strengths and weaknesses in the areas tested, changes in cognitive functioning after an injury, learning style, and can be used to diagnose a variety of mental health conditions. This information can then be given to a mental health provider, doctor, or school to create a treatment plan, interventions, or accommodations that address each individual’s unique needs.
What is the difference between a neuropsychological and a psychological evaluation?
A neuropsychological evaluation is an in-depth assessment of skills and abilities linked to brain functions. Basically, it can tell us how weaknesses or strengths in areas of brain functioning affect learning, behavior, and thinking skills. A psychological evaluation may include some of the same tests as a neuropsychological evaluation, but its primary purpose is to evaluate the nature and extent of mental illness.
What does the evaluation involve?
The evaluation involves an initial interview followed by the administration of standardized tests and questionnaires at a later date. After the in-person portion of the assessment is completed, the remainder of the evaluation process occurs “behind the scenes.” This is where I score the tests, interpret the results, and write a comprehensive report that includes recommendations which can be shared with a school or with your treatment provider(s). We will also schedule a meeting to discuss the results of the evaluation. You will have an opportunity to ask questions, clarify anything you do not understand, and discuss the recommendations I have made.
What conditions or concerns do you evaluate?
I assess a variety of psychological and neurodevelopmental conditions including:
If you are interested in an evaluation or would like more information about testing, please feel free to contact the office.